MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Board of Education on Monday approved the appointments of John Connolly as principal of Millburn Middle School and Kristin Mueller as principal of Wyoming School for the 2017-2018 school year.
Connolly will take the helm of the Middle School upon the retirement of current principal, Michael Cahill. Connolly comes to Millburn from the Madison Public School District, where he has been the assistant principal/dean of students since 2008. He has been in the Madison school district since 1995, where he has also served as the K-12 Supervisor of Health and Physical Education.
Connolly earned his Bachelor of Arts from Rowan University. He also has a Master of Arts in Education: Human Leadership Services from the College of Saint Elizabeth. Connolly is a graduate of Millburn High School.
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Christine Burton, superintendent of schools, said, “Mr. Connolly’s experience as both a supervisor and Vice Principal has afforded him the experience to bring ideas from Madison to enhance the culture, schedule, technology and programs at the Middle School. John brings an understanding and the experience of the high school to the middle school level, as well as the perseverance and problem solving abilities that will serve him well as the Millburn Middle School Principal.”
Mueller comes to Wyoming School from the Randolph Schools, where she has been vice-principal of Fernbrook and Shongum Schools since 2013. Prior to that administrative role, also in Randolph, she was the elementary supervisor of Media Specialists, as well as an elementary school teacher (2000-2013, grades 1, 2 & 4). She earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from Kutztown University. She has also earned her Masters in Education and an M.A. in Educational Leadership from the College of Saint Elizabeth.
Burton said, “We are pleased to have Kristin Mueller as the new Principal of Wyoming School. With more than 16 years in education, she has a wealth of experience in curriculum and instruction in the elementary classroom. She has a very supportive nature about how she approaches her work with staff, students, and parents. She is a calm, confident leader who understands the importance of having a structured approach to her work and using data to inform it.”
Burton added, “We look forward to having Mr. Connolly and Ms. Mueller join our leadership team. With these key positions now set, we are continuing to interview for the positions of Middle School Assistant Principal and Instructional Supervisor, and have confidence that we have found the right leaders in place for both schools.”